Capes, Masks and the Death Star - The Pinup Guide to being a Nerd

   With Great power comes great responsibility for me to share a hidden world of DIY designers making nerd-tastic clothes and accessories for you to pull off the perfect Pinup Nerd gear. I myself have already commissioned several of these designers to craft my goodies and I can tell you that it is worth every penny!

  Lets start with shoes! You can make these yourself at home, but if you don't have free time or find yourself a little crafty incapable then look no further than these Etsy sellers! I would pair these with back seam stockings from Pinup Girl Clothing.

 To see even more awesome comic book shoes click on the link below!

Comic Book Shoes

  What is any outfit without the perfect Pinup hair accessories! Rather than being literal with a specific character, you can get these fun action bubbles for your victory rolls. 

  If you have a bigger budget you can get the action bubbles fully glittered or rhinestoned.

  Find even more awesome accessories by Janine Basil, at her Etsy shop Janine Basil.

  Maybe you are more of a bow girl or a hair scarf girl, then check these out! I would totally wear these with the new Pinup Couture Dames Dress in Black, Red or even Yellow Pindot!

  See even more cute hair ties by Oh Honey Hush, on their Etsy store Oh Honey Hush.

   I wore a leather mask that I made as a hair piece when I dressed up to see Batman. You can opt to make your own or commission an artist on Etsy to make one for you. I also love wearing my vintage leather gloves with more than just my Batman shirt, they go great with any of my dresses. If you can find a pair that fits, I suggest snagging them because no one offers slim fit leather gloves like these anymore.

  Some of the best quality and affordable masks are by a well respected designer from the cosplay world.

  Ravenwood masks, check out their Etsy store to see more goodies by them and for custom work, Ravenwood Mask's Etsy store.

  Now that you have some comic strip kicks, and super hero duds, it is time for you to get some cute clothes to mix and match with some of your Pinup Girl Clothing separates with. 

  I personally am nerdy about more things than just DC or Marvel comics, and this is one of my favorite things right now that I would pair with myDeadly Dames Black Vamp top, or the Dixiefried White Bustier top.

The Back to the Future Delorean full skirt:

This skirt is by Etsy seller "Go Chase Rabbits" whom has a Death Star Skirt and an R2D2 skirt that will blow your mind! Check out Go Chase Rabbits Etsy store.

  So maybe you want some comic book action, well then "Tin Tiara" makes a ton of hand made goodies and as of late has offered these adjustable circle skirts in comic book print! I would totally wear this with one of my many colors of Doris Top by Pinup Couture.

Click the link to check out Tin Tiara Etsy store.

  If you are more of a DC than a Marvel girl like myself, or if you love Star Wars, then you can choose from a huge array of custom Comic Book and Nerdy fabrics available for purchase with Etsy:

To check out the selection on Etsy click this : Comic Book Fabric

  I ordered several custom fabrics that I am having made in to clothes for myself, since having a full time job makes sewing a little hard. One of the designers that is making tops for me is Southern Vintage. She makes super cute crop vintage bra tops in a ton of fabrics but also dabbles in using Comic Book and novelty fabrics. these go perfect with High Waisted pants, either the Laura Byrnes Black Label Trousers, or the Deadly Dames Cigarette Pants or you can keep it sexy with any of the Dixiefried Perfect Pencil Skirts.

  If you want to get a custom comic book top made or possibly Star Wars, then check out Southern Vintage Facebook page and tell her Micheline sent you. ;)

  Are you apart of the Rebel Alliance? Then prove it with this awesome dress. If you want all out and get a dress made, well there are several amazing designers on Etsy that can make any kind of custom clothing for you, but you will have to read a little further to find out who they are. There are a few that prefer to cater to the force, like Sweet Heart Clothing. All this dress needs is a Wide Waist Belt from Pinup Girl Clothing and a Petticoat to puff out the skirt.

  She makes a lot of her dresses from vintage fabrics and bed sheets which explains the price point. If you want to see your old Star Wars sheets you had as a kid turned into an awesome dress like above then check her out. You can find her shop at this link: Sweet Heart Clothing's Etsy page.

  So if you want a little bit more of a vintage flair or pinup power behind your custom design, then contact any of these Etsy designers who specialize in vintage designs, to create a Nerd-tastic Pinup outfit for you today!

Vintage Rags and Digs - vintage seller who makes awesome repro

NudeeDudee - one of the best vintage designers on Etsy

Starburst Designs - made outfits for me, amazing quaility

1950's Reproduction Designers on Etsy - now you can search through and discover a new designer to make something for you

  If you have the free time to sew, and want to start a great side business, then check out the vintage patterns on Etsy and open a store, there is always room for more DIY in the world. 

Etsy Vintage Patterns




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Comment by Chanel Chakko on July 23, 2012 at 3:49pm

Oh my god, I am dying over this stuff!!!!  I need a comic book skirt STAT.  Thanks for sharing with us nerds, Micheline! <3

Comment by Batty Bonnie Grave on July 23, 2012 at 3:50pm

Hell yeah!! I still say we need a Comic book/nerd group on here!! Freaking love those batman pumps, I am definitely going to make my own!! Oh and those Wonder Woman flats!! Hell I need it all!!<3<3

Comment by Micheline Pitt on July 23, 2012 at 3:50pm

Totally! I am getting a ton of stuff made with the fabric, I discovered it a few months ago and am collecting everything to send out to one of the designers to make me stuff. <3

Comment by Maggie Walsh on July 23, 2012 at 3:55pm

this post is like a beautiful dream come true! thank you!

Comment by Brin Plourde on July 23, 2012 at 4:10pm

If anyone needs patterns, please check out my Etsy store  I set up a special PUG discount code for all PUG lovers out there.  At check out enter "PUG15" for 15% off your entire purchase!  Thanks ladies!

Comment by Stephanie on July 23, 2012 at 4:11pm

HOLY SMOKES BATMAN! This is AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing Micheline!!! <3

Comment by Stephanie McAtee on July 23, 2012 at 4:47pm

This post was the last thing my wallet needed...

Comment by Karyn Waller on July 23, 2012 at 5:01pm


All I need is an Admiral Ackbar tshirt!!

Comment by Jada Dunn on July 23, 2012 at 5:11pm

love all these ideas. i am throwing a huge Super Hero party for my soon to be 1 yr old son and my 3 yr old daughter in Dec. party favors for boys have been ez to come by. but not so ez for girls. so i am thinking about making all the girls the action word hair accessories. and i will be making the comic book shoes for my daughter w her mary janes!!! we are making each child their own cape and they will be decorating their own masks at the party!!!! should be fun. thanks again for the tips!!!

Comment by Nancy Maro on July 23, 2012 at 8:45pm

awesome article! thank you!


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